Author Archives: Unite the union NI

Unions at Bombardier to consult membership on industrial action as company’s global management announce latest redundancies blow in Northern Ireland

Bombardier announces a further 30-35 compulsory redundancies as part of jobs cull only a day after announcing up to forty voluntary redundancies In response to workforce concerns, a consultative ballot of workforce on strike action has been agreed by Unite … Continue reading

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Encirc workers in Derrylin to be balloted on industrial action after overwhelming rejection of below-inflation pay offer in consultative ballot

April 5th: Derrylin result follows decisive vote by Encirc workforce in Elton, Cheshire rejecting inadequate management pay offer Unite to establish Encirc joint-bargaining spanning Irish sea with strike ballot planned to proceed concurrently across both sites Michael Keenan, Unite Regional … Continue reading

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48 hour strike action at Balcas set to proceed within days as management obstinately refuse workforce pay claim

April 4th: Pickets will be placed on gates of Fermanagh-based woodchip production company from 6am Tuesday [April 9th] Workforce determined to secure decent pay from a business which has benefited hugely from Renewable Heating Initiative scheme Gareth Scott, Unite Regional … Continue reading

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Concern that temporary closure of Moy Park line in Ballymena will be permanent with loss of up to 400 jobs

April 3rd: Latest jobs cull in Ballymena is driven by reckless greed and comes at a time of swelling corporate profits Workers left with little confidence in management promises made while company’s corporate executives face US trial Sean McKeever, Unite Regional … Continue reading

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Urgent meeting with Flybe management sought for assurances for Northern Ireland workforce

April 3rd: Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, which represents over 450 workers at regional airline Flybe is seeking an urgent, high level meeting with the company’s management to minimise job losses at Flybe and provide reassurances about the … Continue reading

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